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Ex-mayor of Goris charged with abuse of official authorities and illegal participation in entrepreneurial activity

24.11.2014 19:00

In the framework of the criminal case initiated in Syuniq Regional Investigative Department of RA Investigative Committee on abuse of official authorities and illegal participation in entrepreneurial activity some facts of abuse of official authorities by the ex-mayor of Goris N. Voskanyan have been found.
 

Through preliminary investigation it was particularly found that N. Voskanyan, being the mayor of Goris, out of his own interests to obtain a free land, abused his official authorities against the interests of the service in the result of which a number of lands were sold to several people at low prices causing significant damage to the community.
 

Particularly, on 7 October, 2005 he turned to the elders of the community of Goris with an offer to dispose the land of 900 s/m located at 2/1 Malintsov-Khachatur Str. for construction purposes.

In the result of the elders’ decision and the sortition held only with mayor’s participation on 25 October, 2005 a decision N 152-Ա on disposing the mentioned land to him was made, and on 12 December, 2005 according to donation contract he disposed a land of 900 s/m at cadastral price of 810 AMD for 1 s/m to himself. The damage inflicted to the community was assessed 729.000 AMD.
 

On another count the land was disposed to the mayor’s wife at a low price. According to the data of preliminary investigation on 27 January, 2006 N. Voskanyan offered the elders of the community of Goris to dispose the area of 291.1 s/m located in the basement of the building 18, Garegin Nzhdeh Str, Goris. On 27 January, 2006 the elders approved of the offer according to the decision N 8-Ա.On the base of the elders’ decision a statement was issued on disposing the mentioned area at cadastral price.
 

No bids were submitted by the citizens. N. Voskanyan instructed 2 first class employees of Urban Division to make false bids of those who wanted to take part in the auction with the data of his wife and another person. After it he confirmed the false protocol on the results of the auction which had not actually taken place, as well as on disposing the land. As a result, the winner of the auction was his wife and the area, the market price of which was 2.700.000 AMD, was sold to her for 900.000 AMD.
 

On another count, in the same way a land was disposed to the citizen Sasun Khachatryan at a low price. Particularly, a false protocol was made on an auction which had not actually taken place, as well as on disposing the object which was confirmed and on 19 December, 2006 a land, the market price of which was 4.628.000 AMD, was sold to S. Khachatryan for 295.000 AMD. 
 

In the same way, in August, 2007 Larisa Barkhudaryan was found a winner and a land, the market price of which was 4.047.000 AMD, was sold to her for 1.232.000 AMD. In 2008 an area, the market price of which was 4.291.000 AMD, was sold to the citizen Harutyun Davtyan for 1.232.000 AMD. In 2008 a land, the market price of which was 1.763.000 AMD, was sold to the mayor’s son Voskan Voskanyan for 248.500 AMD who was found a winner of the auction which had not actually taken place.
 

Through the investigation it was also found that N. Voskanyan, being a mayor of Goris, in February, 2004 established “Gorer” entrepreneur LLC implementing construction work. He appointed his brother the director of the company. According to the latter’s order the mayor’s son was appointed a deputy director of the company.
 

The mentioned company was found a winner in the competition with simplified procedure organized by the City Hall which signed a contract w
ith the company on construction work.
 

At the same time a proper supervision was not implemented, neither a technical and copyright control was provided in order to conceal the possible shortcomings in construction works, in this way violating the statements of the instruction “On implementation of technical supervision on construction quality” confirmed by the order N 44 of RA Ministry of Urban Development dated 28.04.10.998.|
 

Thus, in the result of the work mentioned in performing acts on 30.11.2011, 30.04.2013, 06.09.2013, 24.09.2013, 30.10.2013 which actually had not been carried out the community was inflicted significant damage.
 

On the base of the obtained evidence N. Voskanyan was charged according to the Part 1 of the Article 308 and the Article 310 of RA Criminal Code.
 

Note; Everyone charged with alleged crime offence shall be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law.

 


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